National Clinical Director Infection & Deterioration
Matt is consultant in Acute Medicine at Hampshire Hospitals, National Clinical Director for Infection management and Deterioration at NHSE and Clinical Director for Safety/digital at Wessex AHSN.
He is working across the country to develop interoperable digital systems and databases that will enable machine learning and AI systems at scale alongside existing clinical pathways.
He chairs the National COVID pathways group, sits on reference groups in community/hospitals and has developed the COVID virtual ward model, and the COVID management guidance/policy in all settings and evidence for the role of oximetry for all patient groups. This now spread across 100% of community and 91% of hospital settings across England.
He has worked to improve processes in the recognition, escalation, communication and response to the deteriorating patient. To this end, he has worked to standardise the country to using NEWS2 as a single language of sickness & communication between healthcare professionals across the whole patient pathway.
He is also improving the measurement and definitions of sepsis and infection to assist epidemiology, research and policy.
The reliance on telemedicine has never been greater than in the last 12 months. Has Covid opened more doors for ‘fringe’ technologies like VR and virtual wards? And what other opportunities will...